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  • The Scribner Anthology of Contemporary Short Fictionby Lex Williford; Michael Martone

    Touchstone 2012; US$ 21.00

    Fifty remarkable short stories from a range of contemporary fiction authors including Junot Diaz, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Jhumpa Lahiri, and more, selected from a survey of more than five hundred English professors, short story writers, and novelists. Contributors include Russell Banks, Donald Barthelme, Rick Bass, Richard Bausch, Charles Baxter,... more...

  • Poet's Proseby Stephen Fredman; Albert Gelpi

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    Poet's Prose is the first scholarly work devoted exclusively to American prose poetry and has been recognised as a pioneering study in contemporary American poetry. Many recent American poets have been writing prose; Fredman has set out to determine why and what it means. Three central works of American poets' prose are discussed in detail: William... more...

  • The Wiley Blackwell Anthology of African American Literatureby Gene Andrew Jarrett

    Wiley 2014; US$ 53.95 US$ 46.76

    The Wiley Blackwell Anthology of African American Literature is a comprehensive collection of poems, short stories, novellas, novels, plays, autobiographies, and essays authored by African Americans from the eighteenth century until the present.  Evenly divided into two volumes, it is also the first such anthology to be conceived and published for... more...

  • A Moment of Silenceby Sister Souljah

    Atria/Emily Bestler Books 2015; US$ 27.99

    In her next heart-pounding novel of passion, danger, temptation, and adventure, New York Times bestselling author Sister Souljah returns to the story of Midnight. Handsome, young, Muslim, and married to two women living in one house along with his mother, Umma, and sister, Naja: can Midnight manage? He is surrounded by Americans who don't share... more...

  • The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emersonby Ralph Waldo Emerson; Brooks Atkinson

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    Introduction by Mary Oliver Commentary by Henry James, Robert Frost, Matthew Arnold, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and Henry David Thoreau   The definitive collection of Emerson?s major speeches, essays, and poetry, The Essential Writings of Ralph Waldo Emerson chronicles the life?s work of a true ?American Scholar.? As one of the architects of the... more...

  • Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfictionby Lex Williford; Michael Martone

    Touchstone 2007; US$ 21.00

    From memoir to journalism, personal essays to cultural criticism, this indispensable anthology brings together works from all genres of creative nonfiction, with pieces by fifty contemporary writers including Cheryl Strayed, David Sedaris, Barbara Kingsolver, and more. Selected by five hundred writers, English professors, and creative writing teachers... more...

  • Reconstructing Womanhoodby Hazel V. Carby

    Oxford University Press 1987; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    A cultural history of the work of nineteenth-century black women writers, this volume traces the emergence of the novel as a forum for political and cultural reconstruction, examining the ways in which dominant sexual ideologies influenced the literary conventions of women's fiction, and reassessing the uses of fiction in American culture. Carby revises... more...

  • American Renaissanceby F. O. Matthiessen

    Oxford University Press 1968; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    Book 1 From Emerson to Thoreau. Book 2 Hawthorne. Book 3 Melville. Book 4 Whitman more...

  • Tears of Rageby Shelly Brivic

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    In this provocative study, Shelly Brivic presents the history of the twentieth-century American novel as a continuous narrative dialogue between white and black voices. Exploring four of the most renowned and challenging works written between 1930 and 1990 -- William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!, Richard Wright's Native Son, Thomas Pynchon's V., and... more...

  • William Faulkner, William James, and the American Pragmatic Traditionby David H. Evans

    LSU Press 2008; US$ 24.95

    In William Faulkner, William James, and the American Pragmatic Tradition, David H. Evans pairs the writings of America's most intellectually challenging modern novelist, William Faulkner, and the ideas of America's most revolutionary modern philosopher, William James. Though Faulkner was dubbed an idealist after World War II, Evans demonstrates that... more...